AMISOM and security partners committed to end the use of Improvised Explosive Devices in Somalia

Stakeholders in Somalia’s security sector on Sunday concluded a meeting in Mogadishu on the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The two-day counter-IED seminar supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Read More …

Schonstedt Magnetic Locators Support Somalia Demining Efforts

In collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), four Magnetic Locators from Schonstedt Instrument Company have deployed to Somalia, approximately 6 miles north of the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, to locate explosive remnants of war (ERW). About the Site Read More …

First Afghanistan province declared mine-free – thanks to an all-female team who cleared them

Last year, landmines still killed or injured an average of four Afghans every day. During the past four decades of war, the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan has cleared more than 18 million explosive remnants of war, about 737,000 anti-personnel mines Read More …

Japan’s commitment to Mideast remains vital

Japan has earned the well-deserved respect of the world, emerging from conflict to become an economic success at home and a strong proponent of socially responsible policies and actions both at home and abroad. I am a beneficiary of both Read More …

5 years after IS atrocities, young Yazidis team up to clear explosive hazards in northern Iraq

After five years of massive atrocities committed against the Yazidi minority by Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar region, explosive remnants from the anti-IS war still pose a threat to civilians’ lives in the region. Through a project by the Read More …

The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul’s IEDs and Unexploded Bombs

Two years this month this month, a US-led military coalition declared victory against ISIS in Mosul, liberating one of Iraq’s largest cities after three years of occupation by the radical Islamist group. While the eastern part of the city is on Read More …

The Government of Canada Supports Institutional Capacity Enhancement and Gender Mainstreaming Activities in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a new contribution of CAD 5 million (approximately USD 3.75 million) from the Government of Canada to facilitate and enhance gender mainstreaming initiatives in the mine action sector, while simultaneously developing institutional Read More …

Support from the Government of Germany Proves Crucial in Continuing UNMAS Life-Saving Activities in Iraq

With a total contribution of EUR 51.2 million (USD 58 million) to date, the Government of Germany is the largest contributor to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq and supports explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement initiatives Read More …

Libyan Police Officers Complete UNMAS Training in Ukraine

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), with the generous support of the Government of Canada, successfully concluded a three-week training course on Device Scene Incident Management (DSIM) for Libyan Forensic Police Officers from the Libyan Ministry of Interior’s Criminal Investigation Agency. The Read More …